What good is the backtick/backquote character (`) in the top left of the keyboard?

Have you ever run into the situation where you took over someone else’s project and the person who designed the database used a reserved word for a column name? Enter the backtick (`) solution. Also known as the grave accent. The practically un-used character paired with the tilde ~ on your keyboard is the character that can force that SQL statement to do what you need.

e.g. UPDATE tbl_name set `desc`=”value” WHERE pkey=ID